Jelly fish, photo Galice Hoarau

Biology

Bachelor's degree in Bodø

Welcome to the start of​​ your studies 2022​​​​​

Register as student

Welcome as a student at Bachelor of Science in Biology.​

We have planned an autumn semester that will be exciting, safe and inclusive for all our students. 

Registration

All students at Nord University must register in Studentweb at the start of the semester. You can pay the semester fee and register as a student as soon as you receive your student number. After you have completed payment and registration, you must register for teaching and examinations. You will also be able to access important learning tools and online meeting rooms at Nord University. The deadline for payment and registration is September 1st. 

>> Register as a student at Nord University

Programme / starting date - Bodø


DATE TIME / PLACE ​​ACTIVITY
Sunday August 14 18:30
Backyard of the university

PreStudy BBQ

All new students at the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture are welcome to an informal "Meet & Greet". The BBQ is complimentary from StudentiNord.

​Tuesday August 16
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​10:00 - 11:00
FBA stand in the Gray area - near Alexandria
​Meet and greet ​
For any questions before the official opening
​11:00 - 12:00

​Official Opening North
13:15 - 15:00
Auditorium A2
(Room 1111 when needed)

Official opening of the Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture.

15:00 – 15:15 Pause with snack

15:15 – 15:45

Auditorium A12 Petter Thomassen

Meet your buddies.
Wednesday August 17 ​
11:00 – 12:00

Pizza lunch

​14:15 -15:30

A6 – Christian Fredriksen

​Welcome to the new Bachelor of Science in Biology students

Thursday August 18

08:00 - 10:00

Complimentary breakfast from Studentinord. Ask your buddy where to collect it.

10:00

Tour de Nord Puzzle Hunt.

Meet by the main entrance.

Friday August 19

Visit to Mørkvedbukta Research Station


More information on time and groups will come at a later stage


Teaching plan, syllabus and other information


Teaching plan

The teaching plan is published in the teaching plan tool TimeEdit during the summer.
Choose your study programme to find the teaching plan:

>> Teaching plan

After you have registered as a student and confirmed which course you will take, your individual teaching plan will be available in TimeEdit.

Reading list/course literature

How to find your reading list:

>> Reading list

Equipment

Whether you will attend some digital teaching or wholly online teaching, you will need the right equipment. All students should have access to: 

  • PC/Mac/tablet with internet connection 
  • Headphones 
  • Web camera
  • Larboratory coat. More info will be given. 

Adaptation

If you have special needs (included if you are in a Covid-19 high risk group) you may apply for adaptation. Application deadline is September 1st.

>> Read more about adaptation (in Norwegian)​

Frequently asked questions about start of studies
>> Answers to frequently asked questions about starting studies and much more

Student life and orientation with buddies


​​Our aim is that all our students get to know their campus well. Therefore, we have collected information about how to get to and from campus, how to find your way at campus and how to keep yourself updated on events and activities.​


>> Read more about student life at the different campuses at Nord University
>> Orientation with buddies 

How did life on Earth evolve? How does DNA code for important biological functions? How do food webs look like at the bottom of the sea? How does climate change affect animals and plants? These are some of the questions that biology seeks to answer. As a student in biology at Nord University, you will learn about the fundamentals of life in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway.

Programme description

How did life on Earth evolve? How does DNA code for important biological functions? How do food webs look like at the bottom of the sea? How does climate change affect animals and plants? These are some of the questions that biology seeks to answer. As a student in biology at Nord University, you will learn about the fundamentals of life in the beautiful surroundings of Northern Norway.

Study model

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Admission requirements

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, the Candidate:

Knowledge:

  • Has thorough knowledge of key theories, research questions, tools and methods in biology
  • Has knowledge of basic research in biology
  • Is able to update his or her knowledge of biology
  • Appreciates the ethical challenges of biology

Skills:

  • Can apply his or her professional knowledge to analyse biological research questions
  • Can locate, assess and refer to scientific information from a variety of sources in order to shed light on biological research questions
  • Can reflect on his or her own professional practice and adjust this under supervision

General competence:

  • Demonstrates understanding of key topics related to biological research
  • Can communicate key scientific information such as theories, research questions and results both written and orally
  • Can exchange scientific knowledge and views with other biologists and through this contribute to scientific development

Job opportunities

Due to increased focus on the environment, ecology and sustainable development, the bachelor's degree in biology will give you many job opportunities, both in the private and the public sector. You can get employed at environmental agencies, laboratories, companies and directorates. If you combine the programme with pedagogic education, you can also become a teacher in a high school or secondary school. If you choose to proceed with a master's degree, you have the option for more specialised jobs in scientific research or consulting.

Further education

BSc in Biology qualifies for the Master of Science programme in Biosciences at Nord University, or for master programmes at other institutions in Norway and abroad.

Master of Biosciences at Nord has the following specialisations:

Aquaculture, genomics, livestock science, marine ecology and terrestrial ecology and nature management.

Study abroad

Ever thought of spending part of your degree in another part of the world?

To promote international competence, it is expected that candidates will spend at least 3 months (usually in the 6th semester) with our collaborating universities in Europe and other parts of the world. These institutions offer you exciting opportunities to study for one or two semesters abroad, allowing a broader scope and diversity of topics than can be offered by a single university alone. You can also spend 15 weeks on a work placement abroad as part of your undergraduate studies.

We are flexible and have dedicated staff who will do their best to help you with your stay abroad. A study abroad complements your degree studies best in the third academic year.

For more information on the process, you can contact advisor for study exchange.

For more information on all our partner institutions, visit Utvekslingsavtaler (nord.no)

The world is yours to explore!

​​The University Centre in Svalbard

In addition to the opportunities to study abroad, the faculty kindly suggests one semester at the University Center in​ Svalbard (UNIS).

UNIS offers a number of exciting courses in Arctic biology at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. The courses are offered in spring, summer or autumn, and most have a strong focus on fieldwork.

Students apply for admission directly to UNIS.

For information on topics and admission requirements see: UNIS | The University Centre in Svalbard​​

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 20
ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Full time
Teaching language English
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Applications are open in the following periods:
> Non-EU/EEA: October 1 - December 1
> EU/EEA og Nordic residents: February 1 - April 20

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